playing with new ink pads

A Muse Studio Ink Pad SALEA Muse Studio Ink Pad SALE
Hi Stampers!
I know TWO posts in one day right?!  I just wanted to pop in really fast and show you the fun I am having today!  I got my ink pad order and decided to play before I cooked dinner!  Dinner is going to be really late tonight!  Chicago time is 6:02 pm and I have not even started cooking!

I made this note card set.  Clean and simple cards can be a real challenge for me.  I decided to use very similar design and just switch which ink pads I was going to play with – that decided which cardstock too.

A Muse Studio ink colors (pictured below) featured in this note card set:

Papaya IAPF402, Sage IAPF501, Cocoa IAPF804, Eucalyptus IAPF604, Grapefruit IAPF208 and Fern IAPF504, Bermuda IAPF601.

In case you missed it – A Muse Studio signature ink is 20% off, but the sale ends todayClick here to shopMUST GO COOK!

A Muse Studio Ink Pad SALE

A Muse Studio Ink Sale ENDS today!

A Muse Studio Ink Sale

Hi Stampers!  Today is the last day for you to place your order for ink and receive the SALE price of only $4.76 per pad!  Don’t miss your opportunity to grab up and try A Muse Studio’s AMAZING Signature Inks.  Go on – Click here to Go shop.  Trust me you will not regret getting all the colors that appeal to you at this low price!

ConGRADulations Card

rubber stamped graduation card

I know that in some areas school is out, but here in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs we still have a week to go!  I figured I better be prepared though.  Graduation party invites are coming in regularly!  This is the graduation card I made for my niece.  She is a girly-girl so pink and black is just right for her!  You could also use school colors.  For a masculine card just leave off the flower and heart shape twinkle sticker.  Do you see the tiny heart twinkle on the tassel?

Do you need to whip up a few graduation cards?  This design came together really fast for me.  Shop my A Muse Studio webstore today and pick up Big Celebrations and ConGRADulations.  Don’t forget inks in school colors!  A Muse Studio Ink is still on sale 20% off.  You have to try it!  Big Celebrations is just the stamp set to try our ink on.  YOU WILL BE IN LOVE!

Ink sale ENDS tomorrow, so pop on over and place your order while there is still time to save!

Stamps: A Muse Studio ConGRADulations SNSF012 and Big Celebrations SASU020
Paper: A Muse Studio Grass PAPS503, Sugar PAPS001, Bubblegum PAPS203, Onyx Petite Polka Dot PAPP100 and Bubblegum Gingham PAGH203
Ink: A Muse Studio Bubblegum IAPF203 and Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Flower Die Set 2 TAD0031, Heart Twinkle Stickers EATW106, …Bag of Buttons Onyx EABT100, Nestabilities Rectangle Lg TNS4132 and Scallop Rectangle Lg Dies TNS4133

A Day to Remember


All gave some and some gave all.  A heartfelt thank you from my kitchen table.

Stamps: A Muse Studio Let Freedom Ring
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft, Cherry, Ocean and Sugar
Ink: A Muse Studio French Roast, Cherry, and Ocean
Accessories: A Muse Studio Cherry…Bag of Buttons, Cherry Bakers Twine, White PrismaColor Pencil

Wedding Card Special Order

Special Order

I am working on a few custom orders this morning.  I have to make two wedding cards and a communion card for some special customers.   One card down two to go!  The A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter is hard to see in the photo.  We are having a rainy grey day today.   The cake is glittered where the layers meet and the flowers are glittered around the edges of the petals.   Did you know that I do custom cards for your special occasionsE-mail me if you would like a quote.

Happy and safe holiday weekend to you!  Thank you for stopping by!
Stamps:  A Muse Studio Build a Cake, Essential Sentiments, and Venetian Background
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar, Shell and Lichen
Ink: A Muse Studio Shell, Lichen and Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: A Muse Studio Twinkle Stickers, Flower Die Set 1 and 2, Butterfly Trio Dies, Diamond Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Copic, Markers, Nestabilities Oval Lg and Scallop Oval Lg, TAC Angelee Ribbon, SU! corner punch and rhinestone brads

Little Peanut – Seattle Video Series Part Three

A Muse Studio Seattle Softer Side

Hi Stampers!
Thank you for joining me for the last video in my Seattle Series! Today we will take a look at A Muse Studio Seattle’s softer side. SWEET – Isn’t it? I hope you enjoyed the video series showcasing my FAVORITE new neutral.

Did you know that Moxie Fab World is having a Gingham Challenge!  I thought this card would be perfect for the challenge to use gingham.  A Muse Studio is known for it’s adorable itty bitty gingham!  The challenge is to use gingham in an innovative way!  I don’t know if a gingham elephant is innovative, but it sure is SUPER CUTE.  Do you have some gingham paper from A Muse?  Well, go play along!

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Thank you for joining me today!  Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Supplies used to make this project:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Little Peanuts SHMM022
Paper: A Muse Studio Seattle PAPS103, Sage PAPS501, Sugar PAPS 001, Bubblegum Petite Polka Dot PAPP203 and Bubblegum Gingham PAGH203
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Scallop Border Dies TAD0008, Lime Satin Ribbon, RASA502 Paper Cosmos EAFW001, Bubblegum …Bag of Buttons EABT203, Quickie Glue Pen AGPFNTP, Retired Shell Twine

Tool-rific – Seattle Series Part Two

A Muse Studio Tool-rific Seattle
Hi Stampers!
Here is video number two in the three part tribute to Seattle series.  This video features Tool-rific from A Muse Studio.  Isn’t that sentiment perfect?!  If you missed yesterday’s video – click here and check it out!  Thank you for stopping by – Come back tomorrow for the last video in the Seattle series.  We will be exploring Seattle’s feminine side!

Supplies used to make this project:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Tool-rific SISS015
Paper: A Muse Studio Seattle PAPS103, Sugar PAPS001, Pumpkin PAPS302, Wasabi PAPS506, and Navy PAPS607
Ink: A Muse Studio Seattle IAPF103 and Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Silver Brads EABR004, Foam Adhesive ASFA001

British Invasion – Seattle Series Part One

A Muse Studio British Invasion
Hi Stampers!

I was in the salon getting a manicure and pedicure when I realized and appreciated just how on trend A Muse Studio has been with it’s additions to the newest catalog!  I decided to make a video series exploring Seattle – a warm gray new to this year’s A Muse Studio catalog.   This warm gray is EVERYWHERE!  I am loving it for crafting – I am not sure if I am loving it for nail polish though!  This video is one of three in the series.  Enjoy!  Thank you for stopping by today – come back tomorrow for another video.

Supplies used to create this project include:
Stamps: A Muse Studio British Invasion SVSR003
Paper: A Muse Studio Seattle PAPS103, Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204 and S\
ky Gingham Cardstock PAGH600
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda IAPF601 and Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Silver Brads EABR004, Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies Small TNS4116 and Large TNS4114

May Kit is HERE!

A Muse Studio Kitchen Table Stamper May Kit

Hey Stampers!  The Kitchen Table Stamper May kit is here!  This is one of the cards you will be able to make with the kit.  Order your kit this month and save!  In May, the kit is $39 for pick up or $45 shipped.  If you want to pick up the kit after June first the kit will be $42 pick up/$48 shipped.

The kit contains the A Muse Studio Wild Rose stamp set, assorted paper pack and vanilla pearl stickers as well as three photo idea cards with measurements and instructions.  The kit will contain enough product to make 3 of each of 3 designs PLUS extra products for your creative adventures!

Email me to order the kit.

Stamps: A Muse Studio Wild Rose SASP007, Vintage Labels SHMM002, Seasonal Branch SJEJ005
Paper: A Muse Studio Slate PAPS101, Sugar PAPS001, Sage PAPS501, and Onyx Petite Polka Dot PAPP100
Ink: A Muse Studio Sage IAPF501, Grapefruit IAPF208, Shell IAPF201, Slate IAPF101 Accessories: A Muse Studio Butterfly Trio Dies TAD0002, Vintage Labels 1 Die Set TAD0039, Vanilla Pearl Stickers EAPR002

Beautiful Botanicals Emboss Resist

Hi Stampers!  I am just popping in with a quick inspiration.  This is one of the three cards we are going to make in tonight’s Technique Trio Class.  It’s an Emboss Resist featuring A Muse Studio’s Beautiful Botanicals and Beautiful Botanicals 2.  This technique will make mail ready cards fast and exciting!  There is a seat for you in tonight’s class so just give a call if you want to attend!

Stamps: A Muse Studio Beautiful Botanicals SISM004, Beautiful Botanicals 2 SISM005, and Essential Sentiments SASU009
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001
Ink: A Muse Studio Lichen IAPF500, Sage IAPF502 and Grass IAPF503<– all 20% off this month!  Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800 and VersaMark Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Pearl Stickers EAPR002 and White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Lime Satin Ribbon RASA502

Tuesday Trigger – Say it with Style

Hi There!

Hey Stampers!  Happy WEEKEND!  I love Saturday!  How about you?

I have to leave soon to go learn Mahjong with my friend Sandy.  I can not wait to try the game.  I am going to bring Desi so we can learn together.  It’s going to be a fun mother/daughter night out.

I have a quick post for your inspiration today.  It’s my card for the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab.  My friend Donna Polley was featured on the Moxie Fab World blog a while ago, that’s how I found it.  Every week there is an inspiration challenge over there.  I couldn’t help but play along this week.  The inspiration photo was just so happy.  I had an idea right away!  What do you think?  Happy isn’t it?!

I love it so much, it’s going to be one of the cards we will be making in my June Workshops!  I still have some Workshop dates left in June.  Local stampers, would you like to get the girls together for a glass of wine and some paper crafting?  I’ll make it fun and easy for you and your friends to get a break from the spring cleaning and gardening!  E-mail me to grab a June date before they are all gone.  I have Thursdays May 31, June 7 and June 14 and Saturday June 30.  Let me bring some fun to you and your girlfriends!

Stamps: A Muse Studio Say it with Style
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar, Grapefruit, Grass, Orange, and Papaya
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: A Muse Studio Flower Die Set 2 and Grass Not Your Grandma’s Bag of Buttons


Jolly Good British Invasion

A Muse Studio British Invasion

SO…I pulled out the A Muse Studio stamp set British Invasion to play.  I stamped the bridge in Seattle Ink on Sugar cardstock and that’s when it started…

In my head, on a constant loop was “London Bridge is Falling Down, Falling Down Falling Down!  Take the keys and lock her up, lock her up!  My Fair LA-DEE!!”  I know.  Crazy.  It’s not even London Bridge!  It looks more like Clifton Bridge…anyway, one thing lead to another.  Inspired by the Nursery Rhyme on constant loop in my head I grabbed bubblegum pink gingham and bubblegum satin ribbon.  I know, not very British – stiff upper lip and all that…more like little girls in gingham dresses, sing-song-ing.  What do you think, can I get by with it?  I think it’s cute.  What do you think?  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Stamps: A Muse Studio British Invasion SVSR003
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Seattle PAPS103, Sage PAPS501, and Bubblegum Gingham PAGH203
Ink: A Muse Studio Seattle IAPF103 and Sage IAPF501
Accessories: A Muse Studio Bubblegum Ribbon RASA203 and Not Your Grandma’s Bag of Buttons EABT203, Paper CosmoS EAFW001, Flowers Die Set 2 Leaves TAD0031

Wild Rose Birthday Wishes

A Muse Studio Wild Rose

Hi Stampers!

Sorry for the long time no post thing!!  I was so sick over Mother’s Day, then I just couldn’t bring myself to concentrate for days!  That’s when getting ahead and having things scheduled would have come in handy!  There is no excuse!  I missed you.  Did you miss me??

I have a couple of brief things to share, then I am off!  I have a hostess tonight and I am looking forward to girls night in STAMPING!   Taking a time out to craft with friends is a needed break from the usual rush and hustle.  We are going to have so much FUN!

First thing I want to share is a DISCOUNT!  Don’t forget the SPOTLIGHT SALE!  I have not mentioned it recently and I am sorry!  It is a beautiful, inspired, stunning assortment of product, ON SALE, with inspiration and ideas included!   You can check out the details on the my PROMOTIONS page.  The card I shared today showcases Wild Rose, one of the featured stamp sets.  It’s a wonderful all occasion floral with lots of character.  I hope the color palette I picked helps you see the versatility of the set.

The other thing I wanted to share is ANOTHER DISCOUNT!  ALL A Muse Studio Signature Ink Pads are on SALE – 20% off.  You can see in the photo the rich, opaque coverage you get with these unique inks!  If you love them OR have yet to try them, May is the time to buy.  Each pad is just $4.76, and with re-inkers available, that is a small price for a tool that will last a life time!  I have a special offer this month.  Buy $35 or more from my webstore, your total must include at least TWO ink pads, and receive a FREE virtual class on how to take care of, re-ink, store and use your A Muse Studio ink pads.  Just place your order and e-mail me to claim your FREE class valued at $20!

Thank you for stopping by!  Stamp ON!

Stamps: A Muse Studio Wild Rose SASP007
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001 and Bermuda Cardstock PAPS601
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass IAPF503, Bermuda IAPF601, Grapefruit IAPF208, and French Roast IAPF803
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Pearl Stickers EAPR002

Big Celebrations – A MUST HAVE SET.

Celebrate BIG with this versatile numbers set from A Muse Studio.  This set is great for card makers and scrapbookers alike!

The card is a Z-fold with added pop up.  We made it in my fun folds class last week!

I hope you feel inspired to get stampy.  If this card got your creative juices flowing, post a comment!

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: A Muse Studio Big Celebrations, Cupcake Companion, and Contemporary Greetings
Paper: A Muse Studio Grape, Sage, Bermuda, Sugar and Bubblegum Petite Polka Dot
Ink: A Muse Studio Grape, Sage, Bermuda, and Bubblegum <—SAVE 20% this month!
Accessories: A Muse Studio Star Trio Dies, Satin Bubblegum Ribbon, Not your Grandma’s Bag of Blackberry Buttons, Nestabilities Circles, Scallop Circles, Rectangles, and Scalloped Rectangles.

A Muse Studio Fry Box Die Video Tutorial

Here is the second EVER episode of Kitchen Table Stamper TV!  You can see part one of the two part series here.  Enjoy the video.  Please let me know if you have questions – email me or comment below.

stamps: A Muse Studio Say it with Style
paper: A Muse Studio grass, bubblegum, sugar, kraft and buttercup petite polka dot
ink: Memento rich cocoa
accessories: A Muse Studio fry box die, flower die set 1, word windows die set, not your grandma’s bag of buttons buttercup, paper crimper,  rustic shell twine (retired)